Thursday, January 10, 2013
That Sweet Smell Of Crack Cocaine
Well in the last posts yesterday regarding the professional lunatic, Ales Jones and why his ilk have the audience they have in America, there was a comment by doggone in which she stated her theory that there was a kind of sexual thrill that many Americans experienced when they indulged in right wing nut conspiracy theories. She might have a point, but I think it's more like the thrill you would get from the explosion of a meth lab in a tacky trailer park in Tennessee...or that tingle of excitement walking through Tompkins Square Park at dawn and catching the fumes of someone smoking crack on a bench....
I personally have never been part of a nationwide conspiracy that includes staging shootings in multiple states, spoon-feeding the story to the media, and using a ton of Black Ops and bribes to cover it all up each time an investigator puts two and two together but I would imagine that it would get fairly expensive and kind of complicated.
At least that seems to be the logic behind one of the latest conspiracies to spring up in the wake of the recent tragedy I was discussing in my last post; these guys are claiming that many of the families, news reporters, victims and in some cases even the perpetrator are all actors hired by the government to play roles in staged tragedies and massacres. Apparently the major conspiracy that controls the entirety of the USA is trying to keep costs down by re-using these actors in different places.
No, I’m not kidding you. This is a real thing. People actually claim to believe this.
The lovely folks have Snopes have traced the origins of this theory to Wellaware1, a site that, amongst other things, has claimed that both Hitler and Walt Disney were characters portrayed by the son of US President Theodore Roosevelt. And that Jack White was the real perpretrator of the Aurora shootings, amongst others. So clearly they know what they’re talking about.
Others have taken this nuttyness and run with it since then, however; this video uses a photo of the Two and a Half Men actor Angus T Jones from when he was around eleven years old (he’s nineteen now, by the by) to claim that he portrayed one of the victims of the tragedy just a few weeks ago. Oh, and apparently Fox News, CNN and many other news sources are all under the control of Obama as part of a conspiracy to destroy the Second Amendment and take away the guns.
Obama’s even more cunning than we thought; he’s using Fox News’ frequent and excessive criticism of him as a smokescreen for the fact that they secretly do his bidding, the diabolical bastard.
I know I’m not really giving this thing a fair trial but honestly, what else am I supposed to do? The people spreading this particularly noxious brand of shit aren’t just paranoid as hell, they’re insulting the real people who were affected by this tragedy, insulting the memories of the real victims. It’s deplorable.
Seriously, if such a widespread, quasi-omniscient conspiracy existed you’d think they could afford to hire better actors.